Tarporley Silver Band  Founded 1875



News Items for the Tarporley Silver Band

Practices and how to find us

We meet every Thursday evening at about 7:15pm, ready to play at 7:30pm, finishing about 9:30pm.  We have our own band room off Tarporley High Street, with the following directions.

The nearest post code to the path is CW6 0EA.

The public footpath from the high street leads to the band room, about 100m from the main road.  Parking can be difficult, but there are a number of on and off street places nearby a short walk away.  There is an old red post box on a sandstone wall next to the footpath entrance, also some small shops.  As you travel down the High Street towards Chester, look out for the takeaway on the junction to the right, the path is opposite the junction about 25m back.

June 2016

After our AGM in May, we have had a few changes.  Chris Hardy has been kindly acting as Musical Director and Conductor for a couple of years, and he has now stepped down.  The band is grateful to Chris for all his hard work preparing musical arrangements for us and organising our concert and practice programmes.  We are now sadly without a conductor at present, but are hopeful that this is but a short intelude.  As you read this and either wish to help us out either on a temporary basis or potentially more permantly, you are welcome to ether come to our practice and make an introduction to us, or seek further details in confidence from the Secretary Alan Walker or Treasurer Jonathan Howell.

Our strategy is to recruit more members and improve the band room to support our members.  We have plans in progress for an inside toilet and possibly small refreshment area on a temporasry basis while we seek charitable funds for larger improvements.  To enable the future success of the band, we have decided to seek Charatable Status, and this will open a range of oportunities to the band in its organisation and community outreach.  It is sad to say that a band so long established and with so illustrious a past could close due to a lack of members.  The field next to the band room has planning permission for a new housing estate, and once this is completed, a new road will approach the band room and allow some easier access.  We hope that this development will aid access for the band members to the band room.









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